Friday, 15 June
Live Electronic Music Festival at the Rawabet Theatre at 7pm
The Electronic Music Festival will bring together bands from Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Rawabet will host: Yunfi-X (Tunisia), Ramsi Lehner (Egypt), Hidden Orchestra (UK), DNB (Lebanon) and Conforce (the Netherlands). Read more here.
2 Hussein El-Meamar Street, off Mahmoud Bassiouni Street, beside the Townhouse Gallery
Cairo Opera Orchestra to perform chamber music at the Cairo Opera Small Hall at 8pm
The Cairo Opera Orchestra will perform chamber music at the small hall of the Cairo Opera House.
Tout Ard Concert at Teatro Eskendria at 8pm
Tout Ard is a six-member reggae band established in 2009 from the Golan Heights. The band’s songs deal with different social and political issues. They also play covers by reggae musicians like Bob Marley. Read more here.
25 Fouad Street, Downtown, Alexandria
Masar Egbari at El-Geneina Theatre at 8.30pm
Hailing from Alexandria, Masar Egbari spent the last few years performing contemporary Egyptian music in different venues around the country.
Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Cairo
Saturday, 16 June
Screening ‘The Silent Speak’ at El-Sawy Culturewheel at 7pm
Al Jazeera’s documentary film shows how people in marginalised communities use the internet and social media to realise change.
Word Hall, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo
El-Ghouri Tanoura Group at Wekalet El-Ghouri at 7.30pm
Expect traditional dance, vibrant music and colourful performances by El-Ghouri Dance Group this Saturday. They play every Saturday, Monday and Wednesday.
3 Mohamed Abdou Street, behind Al-Azhar Mosque, Cairo
Cairo Symphony Orchestra at Cairo Opera House at 8pm
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, Op. 35, always pull large crowds to the Cairo Opera House. The Cairo Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Ahmed El-Saedi.
Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo
‘When will tomorrow come?’ play at El Sawy Culturewheel at 8pm
The play, directed by Michael Mounir, will be performed at the culturewheel for one night.
Wisdom Hall, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo
‘Carry on’ exhibition at the Artellewa Gallery
This is the exhibition of the Arab Collaboration Project. It brings together six artists and writers from countries of the Arab uprisings to collaboratively develop a creative project over a ten-week residency. Participants include Ahmed Zidan, Aliaa El-Geredy, Ibrahim Jawabreh, Iman Hasbani, Jameel Subay and Rola Khayyat.
19 Mohamed Ali El-Eseary Street, Ard El-Lewa, Giza
Sunday, 17 June
‘Spain in the Era of Freedom’ screening at the Artistic Creativity Centre at 6pm
This 2004 production is directed by Luis Martin del Olmo. The film is part of a series of films on the history of Spain entitled ‘Cinema for Change,’ which will be held from Sunday through Friday, organised by the Cultural Development Fund and the Spanish Embassy in Cairo. It highlights films that explore the legacy of General Franco’s authoritarian rule of Spain. For full programme, click here.
Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo
‘The Holy Family in Egypt’ exhibition at the Picasso Gallery
The exhibition ‘The Holy Family in Egypt,’ to open on Sunday at the Picasso Gallery in Zamalek, will include a selection of work by contemporary artists including Helmy Eltony, Mohamed Thabet, Mohamed Haji, Mostafa El-Razzaz, Mostafa Rahmy, Nathan Doss, Omar El-Fayoumy, Ramadan Ibrahim, Reda Abdel Rahman, Ragheb Ayad, Farid Fadel, Georges Bahgoury and Effat Hosny, among others.
30 Hassan Assem Street, from Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo
‘Gallery Collection’ exhibition at Al-Masar Gallery
The exhibition showcases a fine selection of exhibitions the gallery has held over the past four years, including works by the stars of 20th-century Egyptian modern art, pioneers of the third, fourth and fifth generations, and the young artists of today. On display will be works by Adel El-Siwi, Ahmed Fouad Selim, Essam Marouf, Georges Bahgory, Hamdi Attia, Ibrahim El-Dessouki, Mahmoud Abdullah, Sami Aboul Azm, Sami Abdul Azm, Kareem El-Qurity, Leila Ezzet, Omar El-Nagdy, and others. Open from 11am to 9pm.
Al-Masar Gallery, Baehler’s Mansion, 157b 26 July Street, side entrance on Isaac Jacob Street (ground floor), Zamalek, Cairo